Brown Has a Schools Plan. Really.

Here's one thing that's different about the Jerry Brown of today than the one who governed California from 1975 to 1983.

He knows much more about education now than he did then.

He started two charter schools in Oakland -- the Oakland Military Institute and the Oakland School for Arts. 

 

BY JOE MATHEWS - NBC San Diego

Here's one thing that's different about the Jerry Brown of today than the one who governed California from 1975 to 1983.

He knows much more about education now than he did then.

He started two charter schools in Oakland -- the Oakland Military Institute and the Oakland School for Arts. And that experience is reflected in his education plan, which seems to be the most measured and thoughtful of the three policy documents (the other two are on jobs and energy) that he has released, albeit more slowly and grudgingly than his rival Meg Whitman

There are a wide variety of proposals in the education plan that don't exactly fit a theme. There's also a bit of the practitioner's skepticism about big solutions to education problems.

Among the highlights:

Brown wants a new master plan for higher education, to replace the 50-year-old document that guided the development of the California public university system. (More...)

Source: Brown Has a Schools Plan. Really. | NBC San Diego

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